A special edition of The Mosen Explosion in loving memory of Dame Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. That is certainly a life well lived, and yet like many others her death has deeply saddened me.

Dame Vera was a part of the soundtrack of my childhood. My parents were fans, so I grew up listening to her music. I loved it then, and I love it now. Her pure voice, perfect diction, and plaintive songs of hope still move me. She has been a part of the soundtrack of my adulthood too, in particular, "We'll Meet Again" was played at the end of my dad's funeral service.

It's therefore with much love, thanks, gratitude and respect that I present a special tribute on the next edition of The Mosen Explosion to Dame Vera.

You can hear it first on Friday at 2 AM Eastern, 7 AM UK, and it will be repeated 12 hours later, 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK.